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USA Fencing Announces Sites for October-January North American Cups

02/20/2015, 7:00pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

The 2015-16 season will kick off in Richmond, Va. at the October North American Cup.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Fencing is pleased to announce that the tournament locations have been selected for the first four national events of the 2015-16 season.

The pre-Olympic season will begin with the October North American Cup where Rio hopefuls will compete in Richmond, Va. in the Division I event will be held from Oct. 9-12. The October NAC also will include Senior Team, Division II and Cadet events. Competition will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center which was the home to the 2015 USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships.  

USA Fencing will return to Kansas City, Mo. for the first time since 2011 for the November NAC where Junior, Cadet and Y14 athletes will compete at the Kansas City Convention Center in the heart of downtown from Nov. 13-16.

From Dec. 4-7, Division I, Division II and Veteran athletes will compete at the December NAC in Baltimore, Md. Home of the 2013 Junior Olympic Championships, the Baltimore Convention Center is conveniently located near both the Inner Harbor and the Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The first tournament of 2016 will take place in St. Louis from Jan. 8-11 where Division I athletes will fence in the penultimate domestic qualifying tournament for the 2016 Olympic Games. Held at the America’s Center, the January NAC will take place just blocks away from the Gateway Arch as well as Busch Stadium and the Edward Jones Dome. In addition to Olympic hopefuls, candidates for the 2016 Paralympic team will fence in the tournament’s wheelchair events. The January NAC also includes junior individual and senior team competitions.

Discounted hotel rooms are available at the tournament host hotels through Group Housing, the official housing partner for USA Fencing.

Click on the following links to book your rooms today:

October NAC
Division I, Division II, Cadet
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 9-12, 2015

November NAC
Junior, Cadet, Y14
Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 13-16, 2015

December NAC
Division I, Division II, Veteran
Baltimore, Md.
Dec. 4-7, 2015

January NAC
Division I, Junior, Senior Team, Wheelchair
St. Louis, Mo.
Jan. 8-11, 2016 

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